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Legal Disclaimer: How did Monsanto respond to these allegations?

We contacted Bayer (Monsanto) about the allegations found in this interview. We wrote:
In an interview with Canadian Farmer Percy Schmeiser, he told us about a meeting he had with Morris Hoffman. Earlier, Mr. Hoffman had testified against Mr. Schmeiser in his trials against Monsanto. But when Morris Hoffman later approached Mr. Schmeiser, he said that he had received agricultural chemicals from Monsanto in exchange giving false testimony against Mr. Schmeiser.

Mr. Schmeiser also shared stories of other farmers being offered large amounts of chemicals if they testified against him.

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Bayer responded as follows:
Percy Schmeiser’s case was decided by the Canadian court system, including the Supreme Court of Canada, which all ruled against Mr. Schmeiser and in favor of protecting innovation and intellectual property for farmers.

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Percy Schmeiser, 1931-2020

Canadian Farmer and Global Hero

Monsanto’s GMO canola blew onto Percy Schmeiser’s field from nearby farms, contaminating the seed varieties he developed over decades.

So Monsanto sued him…

That’s right!

And the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that it didn’t matter how Monsanto’s seeds got onto Percy’s property. Once he harvested and replanted the contaminated canola growing on his own fields, Percy became guilty of violating Monsanto’s patents.

Percy traveled the globe, told his story, and the world learned how Monsanto uses intimidation and fear to strong arm farmers and silence their critics.

In Percy’s Own Words

Jeffrey Smith conducted this interview with Percy in 2005. It was supposed to be used as source material for a written piece and wasn’t staged and lit properly for release as a video. But the revelations that Percy makes are so shocking and profound, we wanted you to see and hear it in his own words.

Percy and Louise Schmeiser with Jeffrey Smith


Excerpt 1: Percy says farmers in his community were offered bribes of free Monsanto chemicals if they testified against him. After the trials, one person approached Percy and admitted that he had committed perjury against Percy after receiving Monsanto chemicals. Length: 6:01

Legal Disclaimer: How did Monsanto respond to these allegations?

We contacted Bayer (Monsanto) about the allegations found in this interview. We wrote:
In an interview with Canadian Farmer Percy Schmeiser, he told us about a meeting he had with Morris Hoffman. Earlier, Mr. Hoffman had testified against Mr. Schmeiser in his trials against Monsanto. But when Morris Hoffman later approached Mr. Schmeiser, he said that he had received agricultural chemicals from Monsanto in exchange giving false testimony against Mr. Schmeiser.

Mr. Schmeiser also shared stories of other farmers being offered large amounts of chemicals if they testified against him.

Would you like to comment on this? Can you confirm or deny this accusation?

Bayer responded as follows:
Percy Schmeiser’s case was decided by the Canadian court system, including the Supreme Court of Canada, which all ruled against Mr. Schmeiser and in favor of protecting innovation and intellectual property for farmers.

 
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Excerpt 2: Percy and his wife got threatening phone calls, and were concerned for their safety. Length: 2:48

 
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Excerpt 3: Percy explains how Monsanto created fear and tried to intimidate him and others. Percy’s neighbors, for example, were told by Monsanto’s people, If you support Percy Schmeiser, we’re going to come after you and you won’t have a farm left. Percy also shares a shocking story about a strong threat he received while speaking in South Africa, and (apparently) how Monsanto made good on that threat when he returned home to Canada. Length: 7:02

 
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Excerpt 4: Percy explains how independent seed “treaters” stole canola seeds from farmers to send to Monsanto for testing. Length: 2:02

 
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Excerpt 5: Percy discusses how farmers can lose their rights to corporations. Length: 1:30

 
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Excerpt 6: Percy describes how Monsanto tried to discredit him and turn his community against him. Length: 2:32

 
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Excerpt 7: Percy describes Monsanto’s threatening letters sent to farmers.  Length: 0:27

 
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Full Interview with Percy Schmeiser: Percy describes his legal wranglings with Monsanto.  Length: 1:16:19

 
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Percy Vs. Goliath

Watch the 2021 movie, where Christopher Walken plays Percy

Watch the feature film (click the items below):

Garfield Lindsay Miller, the co-writer of Percy vs. Goliath, is interviewed by Jeffrey Smith about inside stories behind the film, including startling revelations that attorneys say couldn’t be in the script.

Percy’s son John Schmeiser is interviewed by Jeffrey Smith on May 3, 2021. Find out what it was like living through the drama of the attacks by Monsanto, the three court cases, and the global publicity all focused on his family.